A young boxer proved he definitely belongs in the boxing ring after winning his debut fight for Arnold School of Boxing.
The club’s junior boxer Zahraan Asif Suleman secured a win on his debut during a competition in Forest Town.
Zahraan,16, from Radford took on Mackenzie Eascott of Forest Town Bulls. Mackenzie came out flying in the first round forcing Zahraan onto the back foot.
But in second and third round Zahraan stuck to his boxing catching Eascott with some eye-catching straight shots. Zahraan was declared the winner on a points decision.
There was disappointment for young 11-year-old boxer Joel Severn, from Arnold. Joel started slow in the first round but really picked up the pace in the second and third rounds using his long jab to great effect. Judges awarded the other boxer the spilt decision points win, much to the disappointment of Joel’s coaches who believed the youngster did enough for the win.
Also making his debut in a skills contest was 11-year-old Miles Louttit from Bestwood Park. He took part in a skills bout where there is no winner or runner up. Miles, who hasn’t been boxing long, showed great heart and determination against a taller boxer. Miles will have learned a lot by taking part in this contest and will move on to his next contest soon.
Liam Mcphilbin,10, from Bulwell took part in his third skills bout and showed great improvement. Young Liam showed what great boxing ability and skills he has against another very talented boxer, Max Reeves from Langwith ABC